At last – the Cubs crushed the Brewers 10-0 at Miller Park ending their 11-game road losing streak. Ryan Dempster retired the 1st 15 batters that he faced in the game, flirting with a perfect game. But he allowed a lead-off single to Cody Ransom to lead off the 6th inning which ended his bid. Dempster ended up going 7 innings of 3-hit ball AND he picked up his 1st win of the season, ending an 18-start streak (dating back to August 18th of last year) in which he had not won a game. Dempster sounded relieved when the Cubs had won: “It felt nice. It’s been a while. It was nice to go out there and win a game like that, and see everybody, the guys played great defense and hit the ball and they made all the plays and scored a bunch of runs.”
Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Baker and Bryan LaHair all hit home runs. Starlin Castro had 3 hits.
Let’s hope they can keep it up against Zach Greinke on Wednesday night at Miller Park. Greinke is almost unbeatable at home, so Paul Maholm and the Cubs will have their work cut out for them.